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Mark Twain

1st Edition

By I. M. Walker


108 pages

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Originally published in 1970. Mark Twain is generally known as a children’s writer. This serious and appreciative introduction by I. M. Walker shows that he is in fact a great writer who produced mature and developed literature. The study of his works is divided into five sections: the comic narrator; techniques of humour; character portrayal; style and description; and irony and satire.

Table of Contents

Mark Twain: His Life and Works; Schemes of Extracts; The Comic Narrator; Techniques of Humour; Character Portrayal; Style and Description; Irony and Satire; Bibliography

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

The 16 volumes in this set, originally published between 1963 and 1996, explore the American Novel, with a focus on several of the most influential authors in U.S. history. The volumes examine the works of Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The titles in this set also explore the recurring themes in American Literature, particularly that of the ‘American Dream’. This set will be of interest to students of Literature and American History.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General